Silver Shadow Stakes 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Silver Shadow Stakes is a good Flight Stakes lead-up for fillies

The Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes is a 1200m sprint showdown for three-year-old fillies run at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is run at set weights plus penalties and offers $300,000 in total prize money and was upgraded from a Group 3 race in 2013.

2022 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Zougotcha

2022 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Zougotcha. Photo: Steve Hart.

It is contested on Winx Stakes Day and is the key support act on the card along with the meeting’s namesake race, the recently upgraded Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) for weight-for-age gallopers that was previously known as the Warwick Stakes. The Group 3 Toy Show Quality, Group 3 Show County Quality and the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2000m) are the other key races on the card.

The fillies contesting the Silver Shadow Stakes are usually heading towards a run against the boys in the coveted Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) run at Rosehill Gardens the following month.

In 2015 Speak Fondly won the Silver Shadow Stakes before a second in the Golden Rose to Exosphere two runs later. The Silver Shadow Stakes form also held-up in 2017 when the winner Omei Sword finished second to Astern in that year’s Golden Rose Stakes results.

More recently in 2022 the Silver Shadow runner-up In Secret ran second in that year’s Golden Rose.

The Silver Shadow Stakes is also the opening leg of the Princess Series of races during the spring for three-year-old fillies.

The second leg is the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight later followed by the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and finally the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) in early October.

Speak Fondly achieved the Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes double and also won the Flight Stakes in 2015 after her Golden Rose second. Other recent winners of the Silver Shadow Stakes – Flight Stakes double include Samantha Miss (2008), Ha Ha (2001) and Zougotcha (2022).

In 2020 Dame Giselle completed the Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes treble, but only managed to run fourth in that year’s Flight Stakes.

In 2018 the Silver Shadow Stakes winner Fiesta went on to run second in both the Tea Rose Stakes and the Flight Stakes. The 2019 Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes double was achieved by Libertini who also ran third in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington that November.

Zougotcha (2022) was the last filly to complete the Silver Shadow Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes double before her Group 1 Flight Stakes success.

The latest edition of the Silver Shadow Stakes ran on Saturday August 19, 2023 on Winx Stakes Day and was won first-up in an upset by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Black Opal winning filly Autumn Ballet ($16). 

Silver Shadow Stakes 2023 Results

The official 2023 Silver Shadow Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 19, 2023 as part of the Winx Stakes Day race card.

2023 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Autumn Ballet

2023 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Autumn Ballet enjoyed a first-up upset for the Waterhouse/Bott stable. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #4 Autumn Ballet
  • 2nd: #11 Estriella
  • 3rd: #5 Kimochi

Returning Black Opal Stakes winning filly Autumn Ballet ($16) was impressive late with a narrow first-up win in the 2023 Silver Shadow Stakes results with improvement to come with more distance as she targets the Group 1 Flight Stakes next month over the mile.

Silver Shadow Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 19, 2023
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1980

Silver Shadow Stakes Betting

Silver Shadow Stakes odds are led each season by fillies proven in Group company that contested tougher races as two-year-olds last time in like the Golden Slipper Stakes.

Fillies with winning form in Sydney over similar distance feature highly in Silver Shadow Stakes betting tips, and any runners coming off an early season win boasting the fitness edge over resuming rivals are also kept safe in the markets.

Favourites tend to have a strong record in the race over the past decade with Libertini ($1.50 in 2019) followed by Dame Giselle ($3.60 in 2020) the latest to salute.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Autumn Ballet winning first-up at Silver Shadow Stakes odds of $16.

2023 Silver Shadow Stakes Odds

The season’s top Silver Shadow Stakes 2023 odds and betting market links will be available below once final acceptances are announced.

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Silver Shadow Stakes Field

Many that graduate in the autumn’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) contest the Silver Shadow Stakes including in 2015 when the Silver Shadow winner Speak Fondly improved on her 11th in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds back in March that year. Lake Geneva meanwhile ran third in both the 2015 Golden Slipper Stakes and the Silver Shadow Stakes.

The Silver Shadow Stakes race field attracts the season’s most promising three-year-old fillies, many running first-up in the race kicking off their spring campaigns.

Most recently, Swift Witness improved on her last place finish (15th) in the 2021 Golden Slipper results to win the Silver Shadow Stakes first-up as a three-year-old in the spring.

Fillies in the Silver Shadow Stakes field will traditionally back-up in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later and recent winners of the double include Dame Giselle (2020), Speak Fondly (2015), Samantha Miss (2008), Mnemosyne (2005) and Victory Vein (2002).

Silver Shadow Stakes winners and history -

2018 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Fiesta for trainer Chris Waller. Photo: Steve Hart.

Silver Shadow Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2023 Silver Shadow Stakes Field

The official Silver Shadow Stakes 2023 field and barriers for the Darley-sponsored race will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and published in full below.

The 2023 Silver Shadow Stakes field features a quality line-up of potential Flight Stakes-bound fillies led in betting by the lightly-raced Annabel Neasham-trained Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes winning filly from the autumn Kristilli

2023 Silver Shadow Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 Silver Shadow Stakes close on the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners in the three-years-old fillies’ feature to be published here.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21x KRISTILLI F 3 Annabel Neasham 1 57kg 84
2 1x2220x PLATINUM JUBILEE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 56kg 82
3 52514×98 INFATUATION F 3 Bjorn Baker 3 55kg 71
4 141P8x LAZZAGO F 3 Chris Waller 4 57kg 88
5 3330×2 SUMMER LOVING F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 5 55kg
6 2x13x KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 6 55kg 78
7 15x AUTUMN BALLET F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 56kg 78
8 31x6x CHARM STONE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 8 56kg 72
9 111x ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 9 55kg 74
10 11 TAORMINA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 55kg 71
11 412326×3 INHIBITIONS F 3 James Cummings 11 55kg 77
12 12 ESTRIELLA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 55kg 64
13 242 PRIVATE LEGACY F 3 Gregory Hickman 13 55kg
14 2×1 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 14 55kg 66
15 443x AUGUST BLOOM F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 15 55kg
16 714 VOS SAVANT F 3 Anthony Cummings 16 55kg 61
17 19x AMAZONIAN LASS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 17 55kg 66
18 35x MUMBAI MUSE F 3 Michael Freedman 18 55kg
19 46×5 UNTOUCHABLE LEGEND F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 55kg
20 SIOVY DANE F 3 Robert Quinn 20 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Silver Shadow Stakes Tips

Good Silver Shadow Stakes tips include looking for Golden Slipper graduates from the autumn, fillies with winning Sydney form in similar company and proven 1200m performers.

Fillies heading towards the Flight Stakes, Group 1 performed youngsters and any fillies that are back against their own kind after a run against the colts & geldings make good Silver Shadow Stakes tips.

2023 Silver Shadow Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Silver Shadow Stakes betting tips for 2023 will be detailed below listing the fillies to back and sack in the Group 2 feature this season so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #3 Platinum Jubilee ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Princess Series’ is underway with the Flight Stakes pending on Epsom Day, and to win the opening leg Platinum Jubilee looks at a backable price fresh for the spring. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Zoustar filly was a bit of a bridesmaid last prep stringing together a trio of placings (including the $2M Magic Millions Classic in January) before her 12th in the Golden Slipper. Group 3 Gimcrack winner previously fresh at this track and gets an easier go of it than the autumn’s top race for juveniles. Winning lead-up trial success and can salute here on way to bigger targets.

Silver Shadow Stakes Form Guide

The Silver Shadow Stakes form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.

Looking at the form guide for fillies with proven ability at the track and distance and for those that either are resuming with a good first-up record, or graduates of the previous season’s Golden Slipper are important tips to take.

The Silver Shadow Stakes form has also stacked up in later races for three-year-old fillies in recent season’s including the Flight Stakes run at the track the following month.

The 2022 Silver Shadow Stakes form was franked with the winner Zougotcha going on to win the Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double. In Her Secret meanwhile ran 2nd in the Silver Shadow before winning the Run To The Rose. She then finished second in the Golden Rose before heading to Flemington and beating home the boys in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). In Her Rose also returned the following autumn and won the 2023 Newmarket Handicap at elite level in Melbourne.

2023 Silver Shadow Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Silver Shadow Stakes 2023 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Silver Shadow Stakes Results

Silver Shadow Stakes race results have been dominated by in-form fillies with proven Sydney form. Upsets are not uncommon however with the longest-priced winner in recent years being Thump ($41 in 2013). In 2012 and 2014 the odds-on favourites Nechita and Bring Me The Maid respectively saluted for the punters.

Other notable recent Silver Shadow Stakes winners include Zougotcha (2022), Dame Giselle (2020), Libertini (2019), Fiesta (2018), Speak Fondly (2015), Samantha Miss (2008), Gold Edition (2006), and Regimental Gal (2003).

Libertini holds the current Silver Shadow Stakes race record winning over 1200m in 2010 in a time of 1 minute 07:93 seconds.

Past Silver Shadow Stakes Winners

Recent Silver Shadow Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Autumn Ballet Estriella Kimochi 1:10.8
2022 Zougotcha In Secret North Star Lass 1:11.1
2021 Swift Witness Latino Blend Four Moves Ahead 1:10.0
2020 Dame Giselle Thermosphere Miss Canada 1:11.2
2019 Libertini Flit Let It Pour 1:07.9
2018 Fiesta Outback Barbie Futooh 1:09.1
2017 Formality Alizee Champagne Cuddles 1:08.8
2016 Omei Sword Baracella Quick Feet 1:09.6
2015 Speak Fondly Kimberley Star Lake Geneva 1:09.4
2014 Bring Me The Maid Memorial Clover Lane 1:12.3
2013 Thump Sweet Idea Montsegur 1:09.6
2012 Nechita Meidung Ichihara 1:09.7
2011 Pane In The Glass Florentina Streama 1:13.4
2010 Parables Solar Charged Chance Bye 1:09.9
2009 Deer Valley Melito Hurtle Myrtle 1:10.3
2008 Samantha Miss Glowlamp Love and Kisses 1:12.4
2007 Race not run
2006 Gold Edition Montmelo Heat Of The Fire 1:10.6
2005 Mnemosyne Fashions Afield Paulini 1:09.6
2004 Our Sweet Moss Wager Trezevant 1:10.7
2003 Regimental Gal Legally Bay Dorky 1:12.0
2002 Victory Vein Chantelaine Calaway Gal 1:09.9
2001 Ha Ha Hosannah Oomph 1:11.3
2000 Ateates Dynamic Love Unworldly 1:09.9